Sunday, 22 April 2012

5 Actually Useful 6 Pack Tips

These 6 pack tips will help you develop chiseled abs. Now, it takes a little bit of time to get ripped, but these tips will minimize that time greatly.
So, try them out. I think you'll be surprised at how much they help!
1. Eat Less
OK, if you want to get 'ripped' abs then you need to lose body fat. Nobody will be able to see your abs, no matter how big they are, if you have fat covering them.
And the only way to lose body fat is to eat less. That's as simple as it gets. Nobody likes to diet, but there it is.
Once you get your body fat low enough, your muscles (especially your abs) will start shining through. You'll look more ripped and hotter, even though you've just lost weight.
2. Lose 1 To 1.5 Pounds A Week
Lose only a little bit of fat each week. Don't go on a crazy, crash diet and try to lose a ton of weight quickly - you'll just be hurting your progress.
Why? Well, if you lose weight any faster than 1 or 1.5 pounds a week, you'll be losing about half fat and half muscle after that. Which is not a good ratio; muscle is precious like gold, and you should protect it at all costs!

Of course, this does not mean that it'll take longer for you to reach your goal. You'll be taking the most efficient path to getting ripped.
3. Lift Weights
Lifting weight is vitally important for getting a ripped 6 pack. Weight lifting will not only build up your muscles, it'll help you retain muscle mass when you're dieting and burn calories.
Now, your weight training program doesn't need to be incredibly complicated. Just lifting once or twice a week, if you work hard, is fine.
Oh, and for your routine, keep it simple. Don't go overboard with tiny lifts, like bicep curls and calf extensions. Sweat and work hard with a few big lifts like squats, deadlifts, bench presses, standing presses, clean and presses, and weighted chin-ups.
Ab exercises are useful, but only after you're lost most of the body fat you need to lose. That's the time to start worrying about making your abdominal muscle bigger.

4. Tea and Espresso
Green tea and coffee (especially espresso) will help you lose weight. And not for the reasons you might think.
First off, neither of theses have any calories. OK, maybe if you have five shots of espresso it'll be two or three, but it's essentially zero. Which makes them much better to drink than orange juice, milk, or triple-mocha-frapa-latte-whatever-with-three-shots-of-vanilla.
Both tea and coffee also have caffeine, which help to mobilize fatty acids (so you can burn fat for fuel easier) and keep you active. Again, this won't make up for a crappy diet, but it will help when paired with good eating habits.
5. Get Cold
Getting cold will help you drop fat. Not a ton, but some.
See, your body burns a lot of energy each day to keep you at a constant body temperature. If you get cold, either by turning down there thermostat, taking cold showers, wearing less layers, or drinking tons of cold water, you'll lose weight faster.
If you want learn more about how to get 6 pack abs, check out these 6 best ab exercises. And this 6 pack abs diet will really help, too! I'm Aaron McCloud and I run the website Complete Strength I'm also an American College of Sports Medicine certified Personal Trainer. I've been lifting heavy things, trying different diets, and practicing Japanese martial arts for quite a while.

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